Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A deciduous tree (Gmelina arborea) native to southeast Asia, having large opposite leaves, brownish-yellow flowers grouped in cymose panicles, and yellow drupes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of verbenaceous shrubs and trees, including 8 species of eastern Asia and Australia.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

New Latin, genus name, after Johann Georg Gmelin (1709-1755), German botanist.

Examples

  • Terraces near the shore in the north are dominated by Dahurian larch Larix gmelina with Rhododendron dahuricum, grading on the eastern and western shores into forests of Siberian cembra or stone pine Pinus sibirica with Siberian larch Larix sibirica.

    Lake Baikal Basin, Russian Federation

  • I can see blackened mango and gmelina wood lot planted last year by the village youth group and feel a sense of urgency to help get a new orachrd started.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • And other fast-growing species, acaias and gmelina, are promoted but are their branches or even trunks are lopped often and never manage re-create a forest habitat.

    In the direction of my daydreams

  • More research is needed on its use with fast growing fuelwood and pulpwood species such as eucalyptus and gmelina which do not fix nitrogen.

    Chapter 11

  • The carving is done in teak wood when it is meant for fixtures, but teak has a coarse grain, and otherwise _yamane_ clogwood, said to be a species of gmelina, is preferred.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 "Bulgaria" to "Calgary"

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